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Jan 29, 2013 6:00pm EST
. for our first segment we turn to israel and the occupied territories where israeli forces have begun the year with a spate of killings of unarmed palestinian civilians. so far this month five unarmed civilians have been shot dead by israeli troops. the latest in a was a 21-year- old palestinian woman who was killed when israeli forces opened fire at a west bank school. the witness said she was standing with a group of companions when they came under fire. >> two israeli soldiers traveling in a white car pointed their weapons, shooting indiscriminately at a college where the women were standing at the entrance. there was another man inside. they shot repeople and a large number of soldiers arrived. >> on monday, the israeli human- rights group that some put out a report saying israeli forces had been extensively and systematically violating their own rules of engagement when suppressing protests in the west bank. according to jesselyn, since 2005, at least 48 palestinians have been killed by live ammunition fired at people throwing stones. six more were killed by rubber coated bullets
Jan 7, 2013 3:00pm PST
for republican senator chuck hagel, fellow republicans have criticized him for views on iraq, iran, and israel. then, the steubenville rape case in ohio. >> we are anonymous. around mid august 2012, a party to present a small town in ohio known as steubenville. [indiscernible] kidnapping and rape of a 15- year-old girl. >> the hacker activist group anonymous has helped expose new details about a horrific high school gang rape case involving football potyers in ohio. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. up to 18 people have been killed in the latest u.s. drone attacks on pakistan's tribal areas. the strikes hit what pakistani officials described as separate compounds belonging to the pakistani taliban in south missouri stan. the taliban commander was reportedly among the dead. the ongoing drone attacks come days after a federal judge ruled the obama administration is under no obligation to publicly disclose their legal justification. the american civil liberties union and the new york times had filed a lawsuit und
Jan 17, 2013 8:00am PST
will be the ones who determine who loyally represents the state of israel's vital interest. in the past four years we have faced tremendous pressures. i shall continue to protect israel's vital interests for the sake of the security of israel's citizens. >> despite talk of a rift between president obama and prime minister netanyahu, obama has yet to take any action on one of the most controversial settlement expansions by the israeli government in years. israel is now expanding the e1 settlement after objections were raised under george w. bush. the zone is particularly sensitive because it would completely bisect the west bank, dashing with a remote hopes remain for two-state solution. the obama administration has refused to cut aid or even offer criticism, limiting its reaction to calling the expansion "counterproductive." new details have been revealed on the obama administration's weapon sales to bahrain after -- during the ruling monarchy's ongoing crackdown on opposition protesters. the website propublica reports the u.s. has sold weaponry including ammunition, combat vehicle parts, communic
Jan 30, 2013 6:00pm EST
week. israel has become the first country to boycott a u.n. human rights council review of its record on human rights. the acting president of the human-rights council convened the session in geneva on tuesday, only to see that no israeli representatives had shown up. >> we were to convene this afternoon to proceed with the review of israel, however, i see that the delegation of israel is not in the room. >> israel severed contacts with the council last year after the body launched an investigation of illegal settlements in the occupied west bank. the news agency reuters is reporting john brennan, the nominee for the head of the cia, had detailed knowledge of the agency's torture program while serving under president george w. bush. official records apparently show brennan received regular internal cia updates about the progress of torture techniques, including waterboarding. it is not clear if you raise any objections at the time he was made aware. attorneys for five alleged conspirators in the 9/11 attacks have asked a military judge to allow them to spend 48 hours at the guantanamo
Jan 8, 2013 8:00am PST
faced criticism from rightwing foes over his positions on israel and dealing with iran, as well as from progressive critics for making day -- denigrating comments in 1998 about gays in government, for which only recently apologized. some democrats have joined republicans in opposing him over his refusal to back unconditional support for israeli government policies. on monday, the ranking democrat at the house foreign affairs committee, eliot engel of new york, said he believes chuck hagel has a tictac endemic hostility toward israel." brennan was a rumored pick for the job when obama was first elected in 2008, but was forced to withdraw from consideration amidst protests over his role at the cia under the bush administration. brennan has publicly supported the cia's policies of so-called enhanced interrogation techniques and extraordinary rendition, and was a key proponent of drone strikes in obama's first term. as his nomination was announced, the activist group codepink gathered outside the white house in protest. in a nod to the potential opposition he faces with hagel's nomination,
Jan 23, 2013 6:00pm EST
24 near an army base. in israel, prime minister benjamin netanyahu has claimed victory in israel's national election. his right wing black armored -- emerged on tuesday with a slight advantage. he will be forming a government coalition including right wing parties. here in this country, the victims of child molestation by priests in the los angeles catholic church are demanding justice following the disclosure that top church officials conspired to conceal the abuser 's crimes. newly disclosed documents have confirmed the roman catholic archdiocese of los angeles the liver they hid evidence of child molestation for more than decade, to bring abusive priests out of state to avoid prosecution. vega, a child abuse victim that was part of a 2007 settlement, called for a new investigation of the now retired archbishop and his top adviser. >> to feel that hands of the priest on my neck, to feel the breath on my neck, to feel him talk to me, to feel his body against me, the feeling violated me. there smells, -- there are smells, touches, feelings. you have to put yourself in that situat
Jan 16, 2013 8:00am PST
activists from returning to the side of a dismantled encampment that challenged israel's ongoing settlement expansion in the west bank. on tuesday, israeli forces used stun grenades to stop a group of around 50 people seeking to re- pitch tents they had erected. it was in the so-called e1 settlement zone. it marked the activists' first attempt to reclaim the site after israeli forces raided them over the weekend read the construction had largely been put on hold following u.s. objections dating back to president george w. bush. but israel resumed work there last month in response to the u.n. vote recognizing palestine as a nonmember observer state. the obama administration has refused to pressure israel for building -- for a building halt, limiting its reaction to calling the e1 expansion "counterproductive." clashes also erupted in the occupied west bank tuesday at the funeral of an unarmed palestinian teen killed by israeli troops. 17-year-old samir awad was shot multiple times as he tried to walk away from israeli soldiers to the israeli separation wall that carves up the west bank. sami
Jan 31, 2013 6:00pm EST
that the senate seems to have a a serious conversation about these issues. >> israel has carried out a bombing inside syria, killing two people. the syrian government says israeli fighter jets entered syrian airspace at dawn on wednesday and launched strikes. the u.s. government has alleged that israel was hitting a convoy carrying weapons for hezbollah in lebanon, as serious as the target was in fact a scientific research site. in 2007, israeli warplanes bombed a military site in eastern syria. the attack comes amidst unrelenting violence in the fight between the regime of syrian president bashar al-assad and rebels seeking his ouster. but in a sign of potential diplomatic opening, the head of syria's main opposition group said wednesday he is prepared to hold talks with al-assad's representatives outside syria of the government releases tens of thousands of prisoners. his offer marked an apparent softening of a previously held position ruling out any talks with al-assad. speaking during a visit to kuwait, the u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon urged both sides to stop the fighting in syria.
Jan 14, 2013 8:00am PST
fighters. israel has cracked down on the latest non-violent effort by palestinian activists to stop the ongoing expansion of jewish only settlements in the occupied west bank. on sunday, israeli troops raided a tent encampment dubbed bab al- shams. the e1 construction had largely been put on hold. is resumed work there last month in response to the u.n. vote recognizing palestine as a nonmember observer state. the activists behind bab al- shams pitched around 20 tents at the site on friday in a bid to oppose the lead a settlement growth. the palestinian legislator said palestinians are protecting the land they're entitled to for future independent palestinian state. >> it is palestinian land. we are here legally. this is nonviolent resistance. we are encountering the illegal settlements of the israelis by building on our own land. >> the inhabitant's remained there until early sunday morning when around 500 israeli forces raided the encampment and detained several people. organizers say at least six people were wounded in the crackdown. in a statement, the palestinian popular strugg
Jan 21, 2013 3:00pm PST
had set up three tents and a mobil building on friday to stop israel from seizing parts of their land. the demonstrators named their site bab al-karama. the activists said they tore up the order in the faces of its release soldiers. the in camera was raided and dismantle by its release soldiers earlier today. another palestinian encampment was removed earlier this month. rebels in colombia have announced an end to a two-month unilateral ceasefire declared peace talks with the government. revolutionary armed forces, or fork, said they would have extended the truce had the government and willing to sign an accord. a columbia rejected the pact saying farc did its ceasefire pledges multiple times. military attacks against the far can continue even after rebels and the colombian government began meeting for peace talks in cuba late last year. back in the u.s., the interior department has again delayed a regulation that would require the disclosure of chemicals used in the oil drilling process of hydraulic fracturing known as fracking. it is the second time the rule's implementation has bee
Jan 25, 2013 6:00pm EST
cutting aid to israel. john kerry responded by invoking his own days as an anti-war activist in the early 1970's upon returning from military service in vietnam. >> killing thousands of people. they are not a threat to us. when is it going to be enough? when are enough people going to be killed? [indiscernible] >> when i first came to washington to testify i was testifying as part of a group of people who came here to have their voices heard. and that is above all what this place is about, so i respect -- i think the woman who was voicing her concerns about that part of the world, and everyone of you have trouble there, some recently. senator mccain, you were there in a refugee camp and i know you heard this kind of thing. people measure what we do. >> the senate foreign relations committee is expected to a chance john kerry's nomination to a full senate vote early next week. president obama has appointed former new york prosecutor mary jo white to head the securities and exchange commission and a second term rid appearing on thursday, obama urged the senate to grant her a speedy confirma
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